Inflection Point

Author: Scott Stawski
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780134388946
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Today, a hurricane is forming, and businesses are headed straight into it. This hurricane is arising from the convergence of several enormous trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, Software as a Service, and Big Data. In Inflection Point, Scott Stawski shows how to harness these fierce winds of change, put them at your back, and sail towards greater competitiveness and customer value. Stawski explains the strategic implications of today’s new technology paradigms, helping you reshape strategy to embrace and profit from them. You’ll discover how technology and other factors are driving a radical new round of disintermediation, reintermediation, and disruption–and what that means to you and your company. Stawski shows how to go beyond inadequate incremental improvements, dramatically reducing IT spend and virtually eliminating IT capital expenditures. One meaningful step at a time, you’ll learn how to transform Operational IT into both a utility and a true business enabler, bringing new speed, flexibility, and focus to what really matters: your true core competencies. BUILD A CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION ENVIRONMENT THAT’S READY FOR ANYTHING Focus on high-value core competencies, not fixed assets or unchanging processes CONSUME IT THE WAY YOU CONSUME ELECTRICITY Stop running data centers, buying software, and managing applications–forever! LEVERAGE THE CLOUD’S SIMPLICITY WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL OR SECURITY Use standards and governance to maximize cloud benefits with minimal risk HARNESS THE PRECIOUS ASSET YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE: DATA Build data-centric operations to deliver the right knowledge, right now, wherever it’s needed

Inflection Point

Author: Lance Huffman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440186837
Release Date: 2009-11
Genre: Fiction

While investigating a traffic accident, a local Arizona reporter uncovers a new breed of terrorist who wields disturbing advanced technology technology which fundamentally changes the human nature of those who wield it. The reporter finds himself struggling to reveal the truth, fighting to save his life and that of his family. He is in a race against time to preserve our country's security, our freedom, and our way of life..

Software As a Service Inflection Point

Author: Melvin B. Greer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440141975
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Computers

"True to form, Melvin Greer's futurist thinking provides new applicability to Software as a Service that identifies ways of reducing costs, creating greater efficiencies, and ultimately providing significant long-term value through business transformation. He continues to be on the cutting edge of merging business function evolution and technology innovation to increase customer satisfaction and return on investments." -Kevin Manuel-Scott, chairman and CEO, RONIN IT Services, LLC "Melvin Greer provides an excellent guide to the Cloud computing IT model with a solid overview of concepts, business aspects, technical implications, benefits, challenges, and trends. Definitely a 'must read' for IT managers and enterprise architects considering adoption of this flexible, beneficial business model within their organization." -John Magnuson, senior staff engineer, Lockheed Martin "This book offers the most comprehensive view of Cloud computing and SaaS on the market today. The author skillfully lays out a game plan for government and commercial entities alike looking to stay relevant in this burgeoning business paradigm." -Ken Brown, program account executive, IBM Federal Almost every business reaches a time when the fundamentals change. This time is referred to as a strategic inflection point. Adopting new technology or fighting the competition may not be enough when these critical moments arise. That's because inflection points build up force so quickly that organizations may have a hard time even putting a finger on what has changed. The way a firm responds could propel it to new heights or lead to its demise. Over the last few years, industry has begun developing a model of information technology known as Cloud computing, which includes Software as a Service. This new model has reached an inflection point and will give users the choice to purchase IT as a service, as a complement to, or as a replacement of the traditional IT software/hardware infrastructure purchase. It's time for businesses to transform how they approach advanced software and innovative business models so they can achieve real agility. If you are a decision maker involved with the deployment of information technology, then it's imperative that you understand "Software as a Service Inflection Point."

Inflection Point

Author: Traci Medford-Rosow
ISBN: 1941859429
Release Date: 2015-12-08

Replete with corporate and political intrigue, Inflection Point is the true story of the author and her legal team at Pfizer who found themselves at the epicenter of the world-wide, muli-billion dollar battle for control over the world's most prescribed phamaceutical product, Lipitor. The author charts the course of the team's courageous effort to protect their company's most prized asset and the unforeseen personal consequences they suffered as a result. In New York, London, Paris, Copenhagen, and Ottawa, from the White House to Wall Street, in boardrooms and courtrooms, in the media and behind closed doors, critical disputes are lost and won in a primal struggle for survival.Inflection Point is a fast-paced, high-stakes legal thriller and memoir. But it is also a cautionary tale posing a question as fundamental as it is critical: Have the concerted efforts to bring affordable medicines to consumers crippled the very industry that invents the drugs in the first place?

Getting Innovation Right

Author: Seth Kahan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118461433
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Real-world strategies for uncovering potential and capitalizing on opportunity Innovation is worth little unless it generates lasting success, and gaining measurable results from new ideas requires more than creative risk-taking. Successful innovation demands a tactical approach, and Getting Innovation Right reveals how your company can secure real traction and growth in the marketplace. With Seth Kahan's outcome-based approach, based on his experience leading innovation initiatives at a diverse range of organizations, you will identify the inflection points that generate market opportunities for your company and leverage the best techniques for securing a foothold in a lucrative new space. Offers a framework of 7 key activities for results-driven innovation, from intelligence-gathering through execution Goes beyond abstract advice to offer hands-on approaches that are relevant and applicable in any organization The companion and follow-up to Seth Kahan's bestselling first book,Getting Change Right and blog Leading Change Grounded in market-based reality, Getting Innovation Right is an indispensable resource for leaders looking to drive results and move in fresh directions.

In Memory Data Management

Author: Hasso Plattner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642295744
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines for the first time, the ways that in-memory computing is changing the way businesses are run. The authors describe techniques that allow analytical and transactional processing at the speed of thought and enable new ways of doing business.

Inflection Point

Author: Lambert M. Surhone
ISBN: 6131211949
Release Date: 2010-08
Genre: Mathematics

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In differential calculus, an inflection point, point of inflection, or inflection is a point on a curve at which the curvature (second derivative) changes signs. The curve changes from being concave upwards (positive curvature) to concave downwards (negative curvature), or vice versa. If one imagines driving a vehicle along a winding road, inflection is the point at which the steering-wheel is momentarily "straight" when being turned from left to right or vice versa.

Vertical Option Spreads

Author: Charles Conrick, IV
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118739693
Release Date: 2013-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Make trades on vertical options spreads with the precision of a laser beam Vertical Options Spreads is a combination of a bona-fide academic research-based study and a complete method to trade credit and debit spreads, along with other complex option combination trades such as iron condors and butterflies. Here, the author has accumulated five years of daily data on the ETF, SPY and provided historical evidence of actual win rates at specific multiples of entry points, both in time and price level. For example, traders will be able to use the weekly options, pick a level of risk and return desired, learn how to place the trade, and then discover the actual percent return that the trade would have yielded. This must-have resource includes the basics of option trading and contains references to many excellent works by other authors that explore more about the intricacies of option mechanics and trading. It is far more than an analysis of one specific asset, SPY, featuring a study of probability theory and how it has applied to trading over the past five years, including the highly volatile 2007 to 2009 time frame and the more "normal" 2010 to 2012 time period. The book offer a thorough understanding of how price movement, actual volatility, and implied volatility all provide a complex but workable web in which the informed trader can generate excellent returns. However, the trader must have the discipline to act within the confines of probability and the "law" of large numbers refusing to place trades based on gut feelings or hunches. Offers high-probability based trading that uses the new weekly options Contains handy interactive worksheets that allow traders to select their own risk/return with precision Includes a website with daily and weekly information on the estimate of the actual standard deviation points on the price spectrum Vertical Options Spreads offers traders a research-based guide for trading Standard & Poors 500 ETF, SPY using historic and estimated probabilities and returns that will give them an edge in the marketplace.

Examining the inflection Point

Author: Kieran T. Denehan
ISBN: OCLC:849649995
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Deployment (Strategy)

"As it has done after previous periods of long conflicts, the military budget will contract, leaving military planners to do the same -- or more -- with less. This particular drawdown will be more challenging for the United States Air Force (USAF) than previous ones for two reasons. The first is that there were no major modernization efforts or fleet growth prior to this drawdown as in previous ones. In fact, most of the USAF's existing fleets have been constantly involved in combat, combat support, or humanitarian operations throughout the globe on the eve of the impending budget cuts. Second, these existing fleets will face new threats and challenges in the coming decades. Specifically, the USAF will have to determine how its fleets should be used to counter anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) strategies, how to integrate them into the emerging AirSea Battle Concept, and efficiently develop new technologies and programs to deal with future near-peer adversaries using A2/AD warfare. Much has, and much more can be, written about any one of these three subjects in extreme detail and in a range of security classifications. This paper's purpose is to provide a general and unclassified overview of these three significant developments to spur further interest in US defense policy in the Western Pacific and the USAF's role (and potential limitations) in it in the coming decades."--Abstract.

Interpolating Cubic Splines

Author: Gary D. Knott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817641009
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

The study of spline functions is an outgrowth of basic mathematical concepts arising from calculus, analysis and numerical analysis. Spline modelling affects a number of fields: statistics; computer graphics; CAD programming, and other areas of applied mathematics.

Beyond the Inflection Point

Author: Andrew Currie
ISBN: 1684091780
Release Date: 2016-09-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Is there a limit to economic growth? Being that it sold twelve million copies and was translated into dozens of languages, the Club of Romes Limits to Growth study of 1972 was obviously well received by the general public. However, it was dismantled by prominent economists such as Noble laureates Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow, as well as former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. Given this dismantlement, the following question can be asked: if a study is flawed in its methodology, does that mean its basic thesis is invalid? Not necessarily. Beyond the Inflection Point: An Economic Defense of the Limits-to-Growth Theory strives to do what the Club of Rome study could not: defend the limits-to-growth theory in a way that can withstand scrutiny by the most skeptical mainstream economist. Though its arguments are steeped in the dismal science, the book was written with the assumption that the reader has no prior knowledge of economics, making it far more accessible than one might expect. More important than its accessibility is the works thoroughness, objectivity, and creativity in defending the limits- to- growth theory. It is a theory whose validity is consistent with the broad trend of slowing economic growth that has already surfaced in the industrial world. By the year 2100 that trend will have become worldwide, by which time the global economy will have moved Beyond the Inflection Point.